There were three talks at the fair, which took place in Miami's Design District between 7 and 9 December 2007, and involved designers including Tokujin Yoshioka and Matali Crasset; architects David Adjaye and Greg Lynn; and leading figures in the design world including Craig Robins, Marc Benda and Kenny Schachter.
Click the links below to download the transcripts of each talk in Word document format:
Talk 1. The Human Element: How Are Designers Preserving Soul in the Twenty-First Century?
Sponsored by Audi
Moderator: Marcus Fairs, editor-in-chief, Dezeen.com
Panelists: Matali Crasset, industrial designer; Chad Oppenheim, architect; Enzo Enea , landscape designer; Steve Lewis, automotive designer
Talk 2. Collecting Design: What Are the Strategies of Major Collectors and How Do the Art and Design Markets Relate?
Moderator: Lauren A.E. Schuker, The Wall Street Journal
Panelists: James Zemaitis, Sotheby's New York; Marc Benda, Friedman Benda Gallery; Kenny Schachter, Kenny Schachter ROVE Gallery; Sheldon LaPierre, Artnet; Craig Robins, art + design collector
Talk 3. Material Innovators: How are cutting-edge designers harnessing the power of materials?
Sponsored by Dupont-Corian + Material Connexion
Moderator: Zoe Ryan, Neville Bryan Curator of Design, Art Institute of Chicago
Panelists: George Beylerian, Founder, Material Connexion; David Adjaye, architect; Greg Lynn, architect; and Tokujin Yoshioka, designer and Design Miami Designer of the Year 2007
Download the transcripts of the Design Talks at Design Miami/Basel 07 in our earlier story here.